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08-28-2007, 10:26 AM
Do I really need oversized brakes or would new rotors and pads be enough? Just the TT brackets with oversized rotors
08-28-2007, 10:30 AM
Upgraded pads, brake fluid and stainless steel lines will really improve pedal feel and braking performance :)
Plus it will be considerably less expensive than upgrading all that business.
08-28-2007, 10:46 AM
just to put in a plug for the larger rotors/carriers, we did the 1.8>3.0 brake swap on Anita's A4 and it really improved braking feel and fade resistance. Seemed like stopping power increased as well, however that is harder to quantify without measuring stopping distances.
08-28-2007, 10:53 AM
More aggressive pads (I like my HAWK HPS), some new brake fluid (I use super blue) and stainless lines will do you just fine. New brembo blanks if your rotors are shot would be worthwhile as well.
08-28-2007, 11:02 AM
no need to go bigger. you'll notice a huge diff w/ the upgraded stuff.
08-28-2007, 11:17 AM
but we also upgraded to new fluid, pads (HPS), and rotors.
08-28-2007, 11:19 AM
lines are 150 for all 6, pads what 60 bucks bout 150 for new rotors front.... then a brake job for someone to put them in and bleed system??
08-28-2007, 11:49 AM
You can do it yourself for sure man.
I just threw a cart together on ECStuning.com.
HPS pads (front and rear)
OEM rotors (front and rear)
stainless lines (front and rear)
ATE super blue fluid (1liter)
Obviously front components are a bit more expensive, so if you're just doing front, you'll save around $130. You'll need a caliper piston retractor tool (free to rent at autozone) and a bleeder bottle (cheap, and really helps if you're doing it alone. Besides that, just a few wrenches, a jack/jackstand and a couple hours. (some good directions off the 'tex will speed things up, too)
08-28-2007, 11:57 AM
I got the caliper tool...... it was cheap on tex. So I do not need the middle lines?
08-28-2007, 12:33 PM
IDK, the set I listed was a set of all 6.
08-28-2007, 12:35 PM
only thing I worry about it bleeding the brakes
08-28-2007, 12:38 PM
It's really not hard. Get some directions and go at it. The worst that can happen? You spend $10 on more brake fluid and you've gotta do it again.
08-28-2007, 12:46 PM
yah, its not hard. :) I can help if you want. just let me know.
08-28-2007, 12:47 PM
this will be my next project after coils
08-28-2007, 12:48 PM
Why not make a day of them both while you've got the wheels off!?
08-28-2007, 12:56 PM
Cause the brakes parts will not get here by Thursday
08-28-2007, 01:04 PM
Oh, fair enough.
08-28-2007, 05:00 PM
Yeah Mike, another big thumbs up for Hawk Pads with SS Lines and a good bleed... car will stop hard. I have said setup and it is plenty.
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